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Redefining the damselfly families: a comprehensive molecular phylogeny of Zygoptera (Odonata)
An extensive molecular phylogenetic reconstruction of the suborder Zygoptera of the Odonata is presented, based on mitochondrial (16S, COI) and nuclear (28S) data of 59% of the 310 genera recognizedExpand
Evolution of endemism on a young tropical mountain
This investigation of the evolutionary routes to endemism on the 4,095-metre-high Mount Kinabalu in Sabah, East Malaysia finds that most of its unique biodiversity is younger than the mountain itself, and comprises a mix of immigrant pre-adapted lineages and descendants from local lowland ancestors, although substantial shifts from lower to higher vegetation zones in this latter group were rare. Expand
Half of the European fruit fly species barcoded (Diptera, Tephritidae); a feasibility test for molecular identification
It is demonstrated that the success of DNA barcoding for identification purposes strongly depends on the contents of the database used to BLAST against, and the necessity of including multiple specimens per species of geographically distinct populations and different ecologies for the understanding of the intra- versus interspecific variation is demonstrated. Expand
DNA barcoding of the leaf-mining moth subgenus Ectoedemia s. str. (Lepidoptera: Nepticulidae) with COI and EF1-α: two are better than one in recognising cryptic species
Both COI and EF1-α proved reliable as an alternative to conventional species identification for the majority of species and the combination of both markers can aid in species validation, and the use of a nuclear marker in addition to the universal COI barcode marker for better identifying species, including cryptic ones. Expand
Out of Australia: the Argiolestidae reveal the Melanesian Arc System and East Papua Composite Terrane as possible ancient dispersal routes to the Indo-Australian Archipelago (Odonata: Argiolestidae)
The results show that clades occurring in the Philippines, Wallacea and New Guinea all originate from Australian ancestors, and Representatives in Sundaland are most closely related to African genera and failed to reach the Philippines and Wallacea. Expand
New and redescribed encrusting species of Alcyonium from the Atlantic Ocean (Octocorallia: Alcyonacea: Alcyoniidae)
Three new species of Alcyonium are described and illustrated: Alcyonium megasclerum and A. rubrum from the Cape Verde Islands, and A. profundum from the Mid Atlantic Ridge. Two species areExpand
Taxonomy and molecular phylogeny of the Platystictidae of Sri Lanka (Insecta: Odonata).
The 22 Sri Lankan representatives of the family Platystictidae are revised, and a new reconstruction of the phylogeny based on molecular characters is provided, and figures showing morphological details and coloration in life, as well as distribution maps for all species are presented. Expand
Biogeography and genetic diversity of the atlantid heteropods
A global biogeography and mtCO1 phylogeny for all atlantid morphospecies is presented and some new clades have unique morphological characters and may represent new species. Expand
Stolonifera from shallow waters in the north-western Pacific: a description of a new genus and two new species within the Arulidae (Anthozoa, Octocorallia)
Abstract A new genus and two new species of stoloniferous octocorals (Alcyonacea) within the family Arulidae are described based on specimens collected from Okinawa (Japan), Palau and Dongsha AtollExpand
Beta diversity of macroalgal communities around St. Eustatius, Dutch Caribbean
This study provides a baseline of the marine algal flora composition around St. Eustatius, Dutch Caribbean, by describing algal community structure in terms of species richness and beta diversity,Expand